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I hesitated to post this crappy video, but a great man once said, "Crappy video is better than no video". So here it is: our new and improved chicken coop 2.0:



We built it to be as lightweight as possible, but sturdy enough for year-round accommodations. We do have lots of critters in our area that love chicken dinner. Our summers get pretty hot, and winters are mild, so we think this will do the trick. I can pull it myself over reasonable terrain, not sure if mama bear will be able to move it alone. Finding the right wheels was the biggest pain in the arse, but these little guys (contributed by mama after she found me cursing at the twisted ruins of the first craptastic-plastic pair) from a farm and feed store seem to be doing the trick.

This flock of a dozen are inside a paddock enclosed by portable electric fencing (not shown). Right now they are young (~ 3 months) and small enough that we're using 100 linear feet of fencing (we have another 100 around if needed), and will move their paddock at least once per week.

Next projects:
  • lazy-permie chicken water supply from rainwater collection (using Avian Aqua Miser watering nipples)
  • portable composter/BSF larvae chicken snack shack

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    I might have to borrow this idea!
     
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    That was a super video and I love the paint job.
     
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